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One Hotel We Do Not Want to Open

October 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM | by | ()

As we begin to go through the list of hotels that were to open in 2011, here's one hotel that we do not want to open---the Hotel of Doom aka aka The Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea.

The Telegraph UK reports that thanks to investments made by an Egyptian construction group, the hotel is now readying for an April 2012 opening after having stopped work on the tower in 1993. Opening day will actually fall on April 15, what would have been the 100th birthday of nation's founder Kim Il-sung.

So what will be inside the world's fugliest hotel?

While the initial plans for the hotel when construction first started back in 1987 called for 3,000 hotel rooms over 105 storeys, the new plan is far less ambitious with hotel rooms only from floors 20-30. There will also be restaurants and "business facilities" throughout the building.

But sadly, because of the insane three-sided pyramid at the roof, there will be no rooftop pool. Yet given that the regime announced earlier this year that it would be shuttering its universities so that the students could go out and get real jobs, maybe Kim Jong-il can rope a few of them into putting in a pool.

Meanwhile, the hotel's English URL has already been taken and we're not sure which PR agency would ever take on such an ugly hotel as a client. Oh and yeah, it's located in the capital of a communist dictatorship. Good luck Kim!

[Photo: dudelol.com]

Archived Comments:

not a bad idea...

I think that registering a domain name about a hotel located in such a country like North Korea is a smart move, in my opinion: first - because the website ranks second for that search term ( Wikipedia comes first ), second - it may not be the purpose to market that hotel but that marketing agency behind!